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Who Are The Governors ?

Mrs Claffey - Headteacher

Mrs Claffey has been the Headteacher of St. Peter’s since January 2009.  Previously she has taught in Tunbridge Wells in Kent and in the London Borough of Redbridge.  Mrs Claffey's thoughts on her role as Head teacher and a member of the Governing Body are “I thoroughly enjoy being part of St. Peter’s community, where the feeling of belonging to a family is very powerful and one that I wish to strengthen further still. I strive to work in partnership with the children, parents, staff, governors, local authority and most importantly the parish to create a place of excellence where everyone’s success is valued and celebrated."


Mrs Quinlan - Staff Governor

Mrs Quinlan joined St Peter's in September 2022 and is delighted to be a member of the Governing body. She is passionate about children's learning and looks forward to representing the staff, drawing on her teaching experiences. She has enjoyed attending mass in East Grinstead with members of the school community and is invested in maintaining great links between St Peter's and the local parish. 


Nicholas Hodges - LA Governor
Nick became a LA Governor in 2015 shortly after his daughter left St. Peter's. He is a solicitor, born and raised in East Grinstead, and having been a town councillor since 2011 was Town Mayor for the year 2014/15. Nick is a sports enthusiast and has also attempted to play football in previous Vets Dad's matches.


Georgina Knight - Parent Governor

Georgie joined as a Parent Governor in November 2019. She has two boys currently at St Peter’s (in Years 5 and 3). She has been a Primary school teacher for over 16 years and currently works at a nearby Catholic Primary school. She hopes to be able to use her professional background to support the school and also be a link for parents.

Georgie grew up locally on a farm and enjoys most sports and being outside, simply in the garden or walking her dog. 


Fr. Jack Lusted - Parish Priest

Father Jack has been parish priest in East Grinstead since July 2019 and he has been involved in school governance for many years.


Anna Mastrandreas - Parent Governor

I feel very privileged to be parent Governor at St Peter's and hope to bring a parent perspective that promotes the wellbeing of the whole school. I look forward to being part of making St Peter's a stimulating learning environment that allows and encourages both staff and children to thrive and develop a lifelong love of learning.

I was a qualified nurse for 28 years and worked across many specialities including Paediatrics at Tadworth Court Children’s Hospital where I developed the belief that children, and humans in general, are capable of achieving anything! I specialised in Accident and Emergency nursing and then went on to work in Haematology at the Royal Marsden in Sutton. Latterly I trained as a Health Visitor and did a degree in Public Health that focused on the health of children, and was involved in identifying health, social and emotional needs and working closely with other professionals in initiating safeguarding and child protection.

I enjoy baking, reading and yoga and am just starting my strength training journey.